Bullets not found in bodies of farmers during autopsy: MP Congress leader


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Congress leader, Ajay Singh, also alleged that the state government deliberately removed bullets from the bodies of dead farmers.

The situation in the state remained tense after a couple of days of Mandsaur incident where five farmers were killed in police firing. (Photo: PTI)

Sagar (MP): Leader of opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, on Monday claimed that autopsy didn't find bullets in the bodies of victims who died in police firing in Mandsaur during farmers' agitation.

"No bullet was found in the bodies of the farmers killed in the police firing (on June 6) during postmortem. I demand forensic examination of policemen's guns to know the truth behind missing bullets," the Congress leader said at a press conference in Sagar on Monday.

"It also means that the state government deliberately removed the bullets from the bodies of dead farmers," he alleged.

Singh was in Sagar to participate in Congress' protest against farmers' deaths in Mandsaur. But he himself landed in a small controversy as a video purportedly showing him smacking a party worker to push him away from the police barricade emerged. Singh said he did not hit the worker but only pushed him away.

"When we were going to submit a memorandum to the district collector, some workers were getting angry. I stopped them as we wanted peaceful protest," he said.

State Congress chief Arun Yadav and others addressed party workers near Pili Kothi as a part of the protest. To Ajay Singh's claim that autopsy found no bullets, Mandsaur Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said that he will look into the facts before making any comment.